Finglas

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Finglas is a residential suburb on the North side of Dublin City in the Republic of Ireland; not to be mistaken with Fingal the county in north Dublin. The name Finglas (Fion-glaiss), meaning a clear streamlet, is derived from the rivulet which flows through the village and joins the Tolka at Finglas-bridge.

A couple of miles from Glasnevin, the village of Finglas is on the old coach road to Drogheda - a road still preferred by many cyclists and motorists to that by Swords and Balbriggan. In Finglas, the distance to be walked is three kilometers from Hart's Corner [1] (http://www.dublincorp.ie/traffic/camera/Harts_Corner.htm).

Cemetery

Near the cemetery, and presently come into view of the steep hill descending to the hamlet of Finglas-bridge, situated in a well wooded and sheltered hollow formed by the banks of the Tolka. Viewed from the encompassing heights, this little village presents a most picturesque appearance, the blue haze of smoke from its cottages softening the dark background of the trees, and the buildings of Belle Vue, enclosed by their woods, in a commanding position overlooking the valley of the river.

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